Literacy

Reflection on Freirean pedagogy and the transformation on rural Botswana

Author: 
Maruatona, Tonic
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

The article explores how the Freirean pedagogy can be employed to facilitate the transformation of rural Botswana. The
Freirean approach is a strategy that can be adopted for assisting underprivileged sections of any society to enhance their consciousness and bring about change in their lives. The historical development in Botswana is assessed and it is

The Role of Literacy Training in NGO's Efforts to Improve the Self-Sufficiency of Rural Indian Women

Author: 
Park, Rosemarie,J
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

In third world countries the role of women in economic development is being recognized as
crucial. This role is increasing recognized by the World Bank and other international development
agencies. In India improving the literacy rate among rural women is included as a major goal in

Rethinking Literacy Studies: From the Past to the Present

Author: 
Kelder, Richard
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

It is critical for administrators and teachers involved in adult literacy programs to be aware of the rich body of research
in the area of literacy studies. Reviewing the research literature in literacy studies demands infinite patience to
deconstruct the multilayered meanings of the concept of literacy as well as a critical temperament to determine what is

High Expectation - High Achievement on Literacy " What Shall We Do In This Hangman's Hour"

Author: 
Linnakyla, Pirjo
Date of publication: 
Mon, 1996-01-01

Finland is a country of great expectations on literacy and literacy education. Parents have great expectations on their
children's literacy; so that almost half of the children (40-50 %) are able to read already when they begin school. The
children themselves are eager to learn to read, not so much to please their parents, their future teachers or for noble

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